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Drug greatly reduces asthma attacks and symptoms among children

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A new study finds the drug Xolair greatly reduces asthma symptoms and attacks among some children.

Boston University School of Medicine researchers tested the drug over a one year period on more than 400 inner city kids with persistent asthma.

Xolair reduced symptoms by a quarter and asthma attacks by 30 percent, and lessened the need for inhaled steroids in most children.

Those who weren't treated with xolair saw their asthma worsen significantly during the fall.

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